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California State University Fresno

Fresno, CA

California State University Fresno is a public, comprehensive university. It was founded as a Normal School in 1911, joined the state university system in 1961 and was granted university status in 1972. Its 1,410-acre campus, including the university farm, is located a few miles from downtown Fresno.

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Web Sitewww.csufresno.edu/
Institution TypePublic
CoeducationalYes
Undergraduate Students20,295
   Women11,541 (56.9%)
   Men8,754 (43.1%)
Graduate Students2,765

ADMISSION

Entrance DifficultyMinimally difficult
Overall Admission Rate60% of 17,578 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission Deadline 
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
EssayX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPANot reported
SAT Math410-520 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading390-500 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing390-500 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite16-22 range of middle 50%

MONEY MATTERS

Cost of AttendanceIn-state: $20,928
Out-of-state: $32,076
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $6,298
Out-of-state: $17,446
Room and Board
$10,604
Average Percent of Need Met68%
Average Freshman Award$11,105
Average Indebtedness of
2011 Graduates
$16,958

ACADEMICS

Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
637
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 4% of classes
10-19 students: 13% of classes
20-29 students: 32% of classes
30-39 students: 21% of classes
40-49 students: 20% of classes
50-59 students: 9% of classes
Over 100 students: 3% of classes

CAMPUS LIFE

Fresno Population505,882
Nearest Metropolitan Area 
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are not guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing18% of freshmen, 5% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division I
MascotBulldogs
Sororities 
Fraternities 

STUDENTS

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
16.2% Asian
4.2% Black/African-American
44.1% Hispanic/Latino
3.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
26.0% White
5.7% Unknown
International Students3.4%
First-Year Students Returning83.2%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
Not reported
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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CLASS OF 2019 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M CR W  
Average 3.20 3.31 501 492 495 23
Low 1.90 2.16 350 360 320 17
High 4.00 4.57 650 710 660 36
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DID YOU KNOW?

• Cal State Fresno's loyal and noisy fans are commonly referred to as "The Red Wave."

• Located in the agricultural San Joaquin Valley, Cal State Fresno has its own 1,011-acre farm, vineyards and a winery that produces award-winning wines.

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